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Our Space Award

The Our Space Award is a grant scheme that aims to help Londoners green their city through active community engagement and participation. It will support Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, communities and schools in improving community open spaces, making them inclusive places for all to enjoy.

Who do we help?

We help community groups of three or more people who meet regularly. Your group does not have to be formally arranged or constituted, but it does need to put energy and enthusiasm into your project, and your group needs to be based in London. We support improvement projects across all types of open space – in parks, on housing estates, in town centres, in woodlands and in school grounds.

What support is available?

We offer three tiers of grants going from £500 all the way up to £5,000:

  • Small grants of £500 up to £1,000;
  • Standard grants of £1,000 up to £3,000; and 
  • Flagship grants of £3,000 to £5,000.

When should my project take place?

Second round projects are now underway with projects to be completed by the 14th January. 

How to apply

Applications are now closed for second round projects of the Our Space Award, for projects taking place between 1st October 2018 to 14th January 2019. Read the application guidance here.

Click here to download application form



Current projects in progress

In the first round of the Our Space Award, we have supported 28 London projects with c.£62,000 to improve community spaces. In the second round we have supported 17 London projects with c.£43,000.

Read more about Our Space Award projects here

If you have any questions about applying or about the grant scheme, we’re here to help. Please get in touch with Hannah Standen: hannah.standen@groundwork.org.uk | 020 7239 1390

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